NOTICE regarding Unrated Primary eligibility
The Unrated Primary section is open to anyone in the 3rd grade or below who does not have a USCF rating, or whose USCF rating is below 300. Unrated events are for players new to tournament chess. The event results are not USCF rated. Consistently high-scoring players will be required to move up to a USCF-rated section at the next tournament.
For the 2012-13 season, any player who has won two trophies in the Unrated Primary section, with scores of 3 or better and at least one score of 4-0, is expected to move up to a rated section. The current list of such players is published here.
(Note: As of February 2013, those who moved to the Primary from this section, and are still unrated or rated under 300, may choose to play in the Primary Novice instead.)